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Hi! My name is Gary and this is my home and garden improvement blog. My passion for working on my home and garden began when I bought my first house. It was a run down little place in the suburbs of Sydney. Even though the place was in a bit of a state, it was in a fantastic location. I spent many hours reading up on DIY and gardening tips before setting about improving the place. It was a lot of hard work but it was also a lot of fun. I learnt a lot during that time so I decided to start this blog.



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6 Unsung Benefits of Awnings for Your Home

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Awnings are beneficial to your home in many ways. They provide shade, cut energy costs, and add aesthetic appeal to your home. However, there are also several other rarely mentioned perks that awnings can offer homes, especially those with children. 

If you are currently trying to decide whether awnings might be the right design choice for your home, this list might just help you make your mind up. 

Awnings Save Lives

This is one aspect that is seldom voiced when the positives of installing awnings are explored. Awnings can and do save lives. This little-mentioned fact was even explored and proved by The MythBusters when they decided to test the plausibility of Indiana Jones's life saving fall onto an awning in his film, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Need to carry out some repairs on the roof? You won't need to worry so much about falling when there is an awning or two to break your fall. 

Awnings Provide Shaded Play Areas

Children are especially susceptible to sunburn when playing outside. With window or patio awnings installed, they'll have somewhere to play where you won't have to worry about them getting sun burned. 

Awnings Give You Somewhere to Nap

When well positioned, awnings allow you to enjoy the outdoors without having to worry about being cooked by UV rays. The shade that awnings provide makes for a great place to take a nap on those scorching summer days. 

Awnings Keep Your Outdoor Furniture from Fading

Eventually, outdoor furniture succumbs to the powerful UV rays cooking it day after day. This leads to irreparable damage referred to as "sun fading." With awnings in place to provide your garden with a little shade morning and afternoon, you won't have to worry about covering your outdoor furniture. 

Awnings Reduce the Strain on Your Air Conditioner

When summer rolls around, your air conditioners will need all the help they can get to keep your home cool. The shade provided by an awning will reduce your air conditioner's workload and help you to cut electricity costs too. 

Awnings Protect the Contents of Your Home from the Sun

The rooms of your home that receive a lot of sun in the mornings and afternoons would benefit greatly from having awnings installed above the windows. Prolonged exposure to the sun can damage your furniture and reduce its lifespan. The constant shade provided by awnings will not only keep your rooms cool, it will also keep your furniture and floors from fading. 

When it comes to keeping your home cool and protected against the elements, there are very few options quite as versatile as awnings. If you are considering your home cooling options for the coming summer, awnings might just be the multi-purpose solution for you. 

For more information, contact Illawarra Blinds & Awnings or a similar company.